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About Cotroneo

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  • Birthday 1993-05-10

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  • Gender
  • Location
    Durham Region, Ontario, Canada
  • Interests
    Tech, Games, Expensive Tech, Dennis,
  • Biography
    Until iBuyPower gave me a hellish experience, I had overpaid for computers. After that experience I decided to build my own computer, but I knew nothing about computers other than the higher the first and last 2 digits of a graphics card, the better it usually is. I decided to take the plunge and ask you guys for help regarding my new computer and how things worked. I expected people to answer my questions while simultaneously patronizing me for my dumb questions, but you guys have been the epitome of friendly AND helpful. So now, I'm somebody that loves learning about computers. :}
  • Occupation
    Grunt for family biz.


  • CPU
    Intel - Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz
  • Motherboard
    Asus - STRIX Z270-E GAMING
  • RAM
    G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory
  • GPU
    EVGA - 1080 Ti FTW3 GAMING
  • Case
    Fractal Design - Define R5 (Titanium) Windowless
  • Storage
    Samsung - 850 EVO 500GB, Crucial - MX300 1.1TB, Seagate - Barracuda 2TB
  • PSU
    EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 750W
  • Cooling
    Noctua - DH-15 (Dual Fan)
  • Keyboard
    Corsair - K95 Platinum RGB
  • Mouse
    DeathAdder Chroma
  • Sound
    Razer Surround + ATH M50X, Bose QC35 (Bluetooth)
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Home 32/64-Bit

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  1. Cotroneo

    7700K potentially abnormal temps? (NH-D15)

    If it works for you, then it definitely is a case of me being a big wuss, fearing that if anything gets within a CM of the card, it'll kill it. I'll definitely try reseating it. :}
  2. Cotroneo

    7700K potentially abnormal temps? (NH-D15)

    Not delidded, and I already was bummed out to find out after I got the 7700K that the temps were toasty. I had better temps in the first iteration of my setup, which only had one bottom intake (the red AF 140), an NF-A14 as rear exhaust, the 2x fractal fans as front intake and a Cryorig H5 Ultimate. Not bad cooling, but it's just strange that the cooling was better back then. I would assume it would be too much fans now, but it doesn't change the fact that my GPU temps have never changed.
  3. Cotroneo

    7700K potentially abnormal temps? (NH-D15)

    It used to be in the other slot when I used a Cryorig H5, but with the D15, it's an issue of clearence. Speaking of the H5, I had better temps with that, but I wound up using it in a build for a buddy. So it honestly might be like what others have said about the paste drying up, or it not being seated properly now that you guys reminded me of the H5.
  4. So my computer by no means has weak cooling, and the picture will show my current cooling setup: 2x bottom intake (The red AF 140mm has been replaced with a matching NF-A14 like the one next to it. The 2 front intake and the rear exhaust are all Noctua NF-A14 iPPC 2000 Industrial fans, and of course the cooler is the distinct, D15. My issue is that the CPU - at stock speeds - will teach temps of 85 degrees when playing games, and temps of 75 with virus scans. I'm never below 42 degrees, no matter what. My bedroom is a nice 'hot' 66 degrees (before I play games), if that would contribute to it at all. Also, my graphics card has no issues temperature wise.
  5. Cotroneo

    What would you value this computer at?

    Alright, sounds good. I'll see what I can get for it; I just wanted to know the opinion of others before I put it up for sale.
  6. Cotroneo

    What would you value this computer at?

    I figured that the IO on the Formula VI and its overclocking ability was its saving grace. It has more USB 3.0 ports than my Z270-E hahaha. I was thinking around $1200-$1300 CAD?
  7. Hahaha, nice one. That's definitely it.
  8. My buddy gave me his old computer when the graphics card died, and wound up buying a whole new computer instead. Since then, I got a brand new case, a new Noctua fan, and an RTX 2070 Windforce for it. I'm thinking I might sell it and get a laptop, so I was wanting to know what you guys would pay for a computer with these specifications PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant Type Item Price CPU Intel - Core i7-4770K 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor CPU Cooler Corsair - H100i 77 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler Motherboard Asus - Maximus VI Formula ATX LGA1150 Motherboard Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws X Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $106.99 @ Newegg Canada Storage Samsung - 840 Pro Series 128 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Storage Samsung - 840 EVO 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB WINDFORCE Video Card $659.00 @ Canada Computers Case NZXT - H500 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $99.99 @ Canada Computers Power Supply SeaSonic - 760 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit $171.50 @ Vuugo Case Fan Noctua - NF-P14s redux-1500 PWM 78.69 CFM 140mm Fan $18.95 @ Amazon Canada Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts Total $1056.43 Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-07 16:30 EST-0500 I also included a picture of the cable management since I feel like that should add some value:
  9. Here's another hint, I guess. I found this picture on some blog about Coolers Mater's booth from CES 2011, displaying their value cases. Unfortunately the blog didn't mention the name of the one in the center, but it's for sure that one.
  10. Nope, just 2 grills apparently.
  11. Got this picture from my friend and I have absolutely no idea what model of case it is. This is all I have to go off of, so unfortunately it's all you guys have, too. Really banking on your guys' wisdom. Hahaha
  12. Hey guys, I wanted to know what your guys’ opinion would be on the value of this laptop? https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B015PYZ0J6/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_k5hvCbPVX4E0S I bought it at the end of 2015 for some classes I took, but also wanted something for some light gaming (I was pretty pissed with how much better the 1050 mobile was when it came out haha) in CS:GO and Rocket League. Another thing that really annoys me is that Vega 11 is basically on par with the 960M. Anyway, I’m done with my classes and I have an iPad and a desktop; this is literally collecting dust doing nothing, and with the release of RTX laptops, I don’t want it to depreciate anymore than it already has. So I was thinking I might list it on Kijiji/Craigslist for $350 (Around $270 USD)? I feel like that would be a pretty great deal, but I obviously want to make back as much money as possible. So what price would you guys think would be the most I could get for this?
  13. Hey, I'm building a computer for my buddy and I personally use a NH-D15 in a dual fan arrangement (I like that it can compete with some liquid coolers without my paranoia of long-term leakage). I know just how bulky it is — in fact, one of the fans on the heatsink is elevated a bit for RAM clearance. So this brings me to asking if I'd run into any clearance issues with the Maximus, given how giant the IO portion of the board is. I then thought to myself that even though it's a premium board, it might not support some air coolers since I know that Asus expects people that buy the Maximus boards to be using liquid coolers. Anyway, Now that I justified my potentially dumb question, the TL;DR is: Will giant air coolers like the NH-D15 and Dark Rock Pro have any issues with the giant IO of Maximus board.
  14. Hahaha. Sorry, I misread your reply! I read it as you suggesting a 120mm liquid cooler instead of the h100. The H500 unfortunately has only one grille at the top for 140mm (why I assumed you meant getting a different rad) which is why I feel locked into using h100 as front intake.
  15. That’s what I’d prefer, but my issue is that I don’t want to spend any extra money since I already have a h100 that’s perfectly good.